The LU greenspace is threatened: Laurentian University has declared insolvency and is doing a review of its assets to decide what it will sell to pay its creditors. One of the assets being reviewed is the beloved LU greenspace and trail system. If the land is sold to private interests, this greenspace could be lost to development.
The LU greenspace is over 200 hectares of natural area between Lakes Ramsey, Nepahwin, Laurentian, and encompassing Bennet Lake. Included in the greenspace are: Laurentian Beach, the Laurentian Nordic ski trails, and many favourite hiking trails & viewpoints, including part of the 10km hike around Lake Laurentian and the Trans Canada Trail.
1) Call or e-mail your Councillor and ask them to do whatever is needed to protect this beloved natural area as a community greenspace. Phone 3-1-1, or find their contact information here.
2) Share a selfie or special photo from the LU greenspace with the hashtag #saveLUgreenspace.
3) Deliver flyers on the trails or in your neighbourhood. Click here to sign up to give out flyers.
4) Stay informed on what’s happening and how to help. Sign up here. Connect on Facebook or Instagram. See the Linktree. Resources: Tip sheet for talking to your councillor and others; LU greenspace information sheet.